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Re: SOLVED (and new question) - Re: Fonts aren't quite right (different problem)

dman <dsh8290@rit.edu> writes:

> How do I do that?  That is, how do I know if a font is scalable or
> not?  Should I just remove the 100dpi and 75dpi font directories, or
> are some of them scalable?

Any PFB (Postscript) or TTF font is scalable.  Stuff in the speedo
directory is too.  Anything .pcf is bitmap.

I wouldn't recommend removing those directories... some programs may
hardcode fonts and require stuff there (usually "fixed").  Instead,
what I do is set every application/toolkit/whatever I use to use
scalable fonts.  It's a long list of places to change, but won't break

Many programs accept X resources for this:

Netscape*fontList: -monotype-arial-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
Emacs*menubar*font: -monotype-arial-medium-r-normal-*-*-90-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
Emacs*menu*font: -monotype-arial-medium-r-normal-*-*-90-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
Emacs.font: -monotype-courier new-medium-r-normal-*-*-95-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1

others have other means of configuration, like .gtkrc or the KDE
control panel.  That way, you can minimize use of bitmap fonts and
live happily.

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
"I'd love to go out with you, but the last time I went out, I never came back."

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